The Crown - Episode Guide

Season 1

Wolferton Splash

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Nov 4, 2016

A young Princess Elizabeth marries Prince Philip. As King George VI's health worsens, Winston Churchill is elected prime minister for the second time.

Hyde Park Corner

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Nov 4, 2016

With King George too ill to travel, Elizabeth and Philip embark on a four-continent Commonwealth tour. Party leaders attempt to undermine Churchill.


Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Nov 4, 2016

With Elizabeth in new role, Philip tries to assert some power. Churchill wants to delay the coronation. King George's disgraced brother arrives.

Act of God

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Nov 4, 2016

When dense smog cripples London for days and creates a serious health hazard, Churchill's inaction leaves him vulnerable to his political enemies.

Smoke and Mirrors

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Nov 4, 2016

Elizabeth rejects protocol by appointing Philip to coordinate her coronation, but his ideas create conflict. The Duke of Windsor returns to London.


Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Nov 4, 2016

Margaret and Peter come to Elizabeth with a request. With a royal scandal about to break in the newspapers, the Queen Mother intervenes.

Scientia Potentia Est

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Nov 4, 2016

As the Soviets test the H-bomb, both Churchill and Eden have major health crises. Angry about her inadequate education, Elizabeth hires a tutor.

Pride and Joy

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Nov 4, 2016

Elizabeth and Philip go on an exhausting world journey. Margaret takes over some of her sister's official duties and tries to liven things up.


Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Nov 4, 2016

As tensions with Philip increase, Elizabeth spends time with her old friend Porchey. Churchill's portrait is painted for his 80th birthday.


Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Nov 4, 2016

Margaret and Peter are reunited, but another obstacle stands in their way. Elizabeth is torn between her duty as Queen and her love for her sister.